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  • Missouri executes Michael Taylor for '89 rape, killing of Ann Harrison, 15

    02/26/2014 8:35:40 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 51 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | 02/26/2014 | AP
    BONNE TERRE, Missouri -- A Missouri inmate was executed early Wednesday for abducting, raping and killing a Kansas City teenager as she waited for her school bus in 1989, marking the state's fourth execution by lethal injection in as many months. Michael Taylor, 47, was pronounced dead shortly at 12:10 a.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre. Federal courts and the governor had refused last-minute appeals from his attorneys, who argued that the execution drug purchased from a compounding pharmacy could have caused Taylor inhumane pain and suffering. Taylor offered no final statement. He mouthed silent words to his...
  • Teen Finds Buried Treasure in Kingston

    02/28/2013 10:06:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A Jamaican teenager said he uncovered buried treasure dating back to the 1860s while working to clear a vacant lot in Kingston. Michael Taylor, 19, was using a sledge hammer to demolish a concrete column in the lot Wednesday discover what appeared to be a vault, he told The Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica. Taylor called over fellow workers who helped him open the vault. Inside it, they found a vial containing silver coins, a medallion and a parchment paper. "We tried to take up the paper but it just crumble. We saw seven coins and the pendant and we say this...
  • Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto - GMO

    05/26/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 144 replies
    Associates Press ^ | May 25, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."… The U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
  • New study: Monsanto's toxins kill human kidney cells

    03/22/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    Red Green and Blue ^ | March 14, 2012 | Jeremy Bloom
    How safe are Monsanto's genetically-modified (GMO) food crops? Not so much. A new study shows that both of Monsanto's major products (which the company claims are harmless to people) in fact can cause damage to human kidney cells. Bugkiller + weedkiller On the one hand, the study by Gilles-Eric Séralini at the University of Caen, France, found that despite Monsanto's protestations to the contrary, the Bt toxin can distrupt the cell membranes of human cells, leading to their death. The toxin is only supposed to do that in the guts of the bugs it targets. Bt has been used for...
  • You Are What You Eat: Genetically Modified Foods Include “Information”

    02/04/2012 4:00:27 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Smart Publications ^ | January 14, 2012 | John Morgenthaler
    Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in our foods, we expect. But information? According to recent research from China’s Nanjing University, when people eat rice, tiny sequences of microRNA from the plant-based food can survive the body’s digestive process and end up absorbed in human tissue where — and here’s the reason why we need to know about this study — plant microRNA may actually affect how our cells behave and function. In the study, Exogenous plant MIR168a specifically targets mammalian LDLRAP1: evidence of cross-kingdom regulation by microRNA, published in the Journal Cell Research, the genetic material from rice showed up...
  • Wikileaks cable reveals U.S. conspired to retaliate against European nations if they resisted GMOs

    12/26/2010 3:49:52 PM PST · by opentalk · 115 replies · 3+ views
    Natural news ^ | December 24, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S.-led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making those countries pay a steep price if they resist. The cable reveals the words of Craig Stapleton, the US ambassador to France, who was pushing the commercial interests of the biotech industry by attempting to force GMOs into France. In his own words (below), he expresses his frustration with the idea that France might pass environmental laws that...
  • Alito's First Ruling Isn't Encouraging (Soutered again?)

    02/03/2006 1:05:52 PM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 215 replies · 5,907+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 2/3/2006 | Lee R. Shelton IV
    Imagine yourself in the stands at the Kentucky Derby. A new horse by the name of President's Choice, a strong thoroughbred that racing aficionados have been talking about, is favored to win. "And they're off!" Now imagine everyone's shock when the gates fly open and the odds-on favorite starts running the wrong way. We saw something similar last night. Samuel Alito, the "conservative" judicial nominee over whom all good little Republicans were drooling, cast his first vote as the nation's newest black-robed oligarch. This morning's edition of the Washington Post reported: "New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito split with the...
  • Alito parts with conservatives on execution - Yahoo! News

    02/02/2006 10:14:02 AM PST · by sefarkas · 53 replies · 1,744+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 2, 9:07 AM ET | James Vicini
    Alito sided with the majority in a 6-3 vote that rejected a last minute request to allow Missouri to carry out the execution of Michael Taylor, 39, by lethal injection at midnight, a court spokesman said on Thursday. He has challenged his death sentence on the grounds that the three-drug cocktail of lethal chemicals used in executions carry the risk of undue suffering, violating the U.S. Constitution's protection against cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Alito Sides With Mo. Inmate on Death-Row (Retread troll denied stay of execution)

    02/02/2006 1:54:21 AM PST · by Bullitt · 148 replies · 3,709+ views
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 02/02/06 | GINA HOLLAND
    New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito split with the court's conservatives Wednesday night, refusing to let Missouri execute a death-row inmate contesting lethal injection.
  • Alito Votes to Stay Mo. Execution

    02/02/2006 5:56:25 AM PST · by NCSteve · 75 replies · 3,464+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/2/2006 | GIna Holland
    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito split with the court's conservatives in a death penalty case on his first day on the court. Handling his first case, Alito sided with five other justices Wednesday evening in refusing to allow Missouri to execute inmate Michael Taylor. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas supported lifting an execution stay issued by an appeals court, but Alito sided with the majority in turning down Missouri's last-minute request to allow a midnight execution.
  • Alito splits with conservatives on first case

    02/02/2006 5:26:31 AM PST · by Boston Republican · 44 replies · 1,787+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/2/06 | AP
    Alito splits with conservatives on first case Votes to stop Missouri from executing killer contesting lethal injection WASHINGTON - New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito split with the courtÂ’s conservative wing Wednesday night, refusing to let Missouri execute a death-row inmate contesting lethal injection. Alito, handling his first case, sided with inmate Michael Taylor, who had won a stay from an appeals court earlier in the evening. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas supported lifting the stay, but Alito joined the remaining five members in turning down MissouriÂ’s last-minute request to allow a midnight execution.
  • Alito Splits With Conservatives on Inmate

    02/01/2006 8:13:20 PM PST · by definitelynotaliberal · 150 replies · 5,607+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 02.01.06 2 minutes ago | GINA HOLLAND, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito split with the court's conservatives Wednesday night, refusing to let Missouri execute a death-row inmate contesting lethal injection. ADVERTISEMENT Alito, handling his first case, sided with inmate Michael Taylor, who had won a stay from an appeals court earlier in the evening. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas supported lifting the stay, but Alito joined the remaining five members in turning down Missouri's last-minute request to allow a midnight execution. Earlier in the day, Alito was sworn in for a second time in a White House ceremony,...
  • Alito Casts First Vote in Supreme Court

    02/01/2006 1:32:34 PM PST · by katieanna · 16 replies · 1,398+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | Feb. 1, 2006 | Gina Holland
    WASHINGTON - New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito cast his first vote on Wednesday, as the court refused to give Missouri permission to immediately execute a man who killed a teenage honor student. The court's 9-0 action was procedural, however, because a stay was already set to expire Wednesday afternoon. Separately, the court acting without Alito rejected Michael Taylor's appeal that argued that Missouri's death penalty system is racist. Taylor is black and his victim was white.
  • Alito Opposes Mo. Execution

    02/01/2006 7:01:01 PM PST · by kddid · 111 replies · 5,081+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito split with the court's conservatives Wednesday night, refusing to let Missouri execute a death-row inmate contesting lethal injection. Alito, handling his first case, sided with inmate Michael Taylor, who had won a stay from an appeals court earlier in the evening. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas supported lifting the stay, but Alito joined the remaining five members in turning down Missouri's last-minute request to allow a midnight execution.
  • Alito casts first vote in Missouri death penalty case - appeal says cruel and unusual punishment

    02/01/2006 5:26:24 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 148 replies · 4,785+ views
    Newsday Inc. ^ | February 1, 2006, 4:22 PM EST | Newsday Inc.
    WASHINGTON -- New Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito cast his first vote on Wednesday, as the court refused to give Missouri permission to immediately execute a man who killed a teenage honor student. The court's 9-0 action was procedural, however, because a stay was already set to expire Wednesday afternoon. Separately, the court acting without Alito rejected Michael Taylor's appeal that argued that Missouri's death penalty system is racist. Taylor is black and his victim was white. "The death penalty as practiced in the state of Missouri discriminates against African-Americans such as (Taylor), such that it is a badge of...
  • Court Debate Puts Taylor Execution On Hold - Taylor murdered, forcible raped 15-y/o Harrison

    02/01/2006 12:18:28 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 18 replies · 623+ views
    Associated Press / TheKansasCityChannel.com. ^ | January 31, 2006 | AP / KMBC
    ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge in Kansas City was expected to rule Wednesday whether Missouri's administration of the death penalty is constitutional, while the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the state's request to vacate an inmate's stay of execution. Inmate Michael Taylor of Kansas City had been scheduled to die by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. The Missouri Department of Corrections was proceeding as if the state's first execution of the year might be carried out as originally planned. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. wrapped up two days of testimony from death penalty and...